I use a bread maker at home and love it. I recommended the idea of a bread maker at my job for use by our patients. This machine makes lousy bread. It comes out under or over cooked with each use. It is not user friendly. We may have bought a lemon, but we did not want to buy one just like it to see if there was any difference. We tried to return it, but we waited too long and were told sorry by the folks at Target. We tried white, wheat, and sourdough with lousy results each time. I with all honesty do not recommend this bread maker made by Mr. Coffee. we have since bought a different machine and are very happy with our new machine. Stability While in Use This machine has a wide base and feels stable while in use. I have no complaints about its stability. Performance No matter how we use it, it makes terrible breads. We have tried the pre-packaged breads and it has not made a difference. Ease of Use It is easy to use, but with the bread it makes we do not use it anymore.